Mika Maruyama

Mika Maruyama (Japan) is a curator and critic based in Vienna and Tokyo. She holds a master’s degree in philosophy from Yokohama Graduate School of Culture, the Graduate School of Yokohama National University, Japan. She is currently a doctoral student at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna working on her research into bodies and representations within contemporary art. She has been actively working internationally as a manager and curator with artists, art projects and galleries. At the same time as a critic and writer, her reviews and articles on contemporary art exhibitions and performances have appeared on art magazines and artist books, including Camera Austria International, BijutsuTecho and artscape. Her recent curating exhibitions include Body Electric (Yuka Tsuruno Gallery, Tokyo, 2017) and Behind the Terrain (Yogyakarta, 2016 / Hanoi, 2017 / Tokyo, 2018) , the ongoing travelling exhibition project through Southeast and East Asia. In 2018, she started “Multiple Spirits”, a queer art zine in English and Japanese, with artist Mai Endo.